From the township granny selling snacks to school children, to the astute trader in downtown Johannesburg, the informal sector is a lifeline for many. With spiralling unemployment figures, it provides an income for countless families. The sector was recently thrust in the spotlight when Johannesburg police came under attack during a raid, targeting counterfeit goods.
Maageketla Mohlabe returned to the CBD, and spoke to traders trying to earn an honest living.
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